1 Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference March 17-18, 2014 Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Wilshire Hotel CONFERENCE CHAIRS John D. Cooney, Esq., Cooney & Conway, Chicago, IL Timothy L. Krippner, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago, IL Jeffrey B. Simon, Esq., Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, Dallas, TX Program Da
2 Sunday, March 16, :30 PM 7:30 PM Cocktail Reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Sponsored by: Cooney & Conway, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. and Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC Day 1 - Monday, March 17, :00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Foley & Mansfield 8:30 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks John D. Cooney, Esq., Cooney & Conway Chicago, IL Timothy L. Krippner, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. Chicago, IL Jeffrey B. Simon, Esq., Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC Dallas, TX 8:45 AM The Top Emerging Trends in 2014 Asbestos Litigation An interactive Q&A session with top plaintiff and defense attorneys, in-house counsel and judges on the issues that will most impact asbestos litigants in 2014 John A. Barnerd, Esq., Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC Alton, IL Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, Supreme Court, New York County New York, NY Shepard Hoffman, Esq., The Law Offices of Shepard A. Hoffman, LLC Dallas, TX William Mahoney, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. Chicago, IL Paul Slater, Esq., Senior Counsel, General Electric Company Fairfield, CT Thomas W. Tardy, III, Esq., Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP Jackson, MS Perry Weitz, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. New York, NY 9:45 AM Asbestos-Driven Bankruptcies: National Update on Recent Developments The implications for transparency between the bankruptcy courts and the tort system. Phillip Bentley, Esq., Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP New York, NY John D. Cooney, Esq., Cooney & Conway Chicago, IL Peter Van N. Lockwood, Esq., Caplin & Drysdale Washington, DC Walter Watkins, Jr., Esq., Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP Jackson, MS 10:30 AM Break Sponsored by: Exponent, Inc.
3 10:45 AM In-House Discussion on Litigation Risk Management The corporate and carrier perspectives on proper and efficient management of asbestos risk Moderators: Thomas J. Burns, Esq., O Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns, LLC Chicago, IL J. Yasmin Tayyab, Esq., Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP Chicago, IL Amy J. Blumrosen, Senior Counsel, Chevron Law Department, Chevron Products Company Houston, TX Daniel K. Myhrer, CPCU, ARM, AIC, Director, NWI Specialty Claims, Asbestos, Nationwide Indemnity Wausau, WI Thomas J. Olsen, Senior Vice President, Mass Tort Claims, AIG Jersey City, NJ Stewart S. Richmond, Jr., Manager, Claims, RiverStone Claims Management LLC Manchester, NH Paul Slater, Esq., Senior Counsel, General Electric Company Fairfield, CT Linda Tatka, Claims Director-Asbestos, Fireman s Fund/Allianz Insurance Company San Francisco, CA 11:45 AM Ethics Opinions and Discovery Abuse in Asbestos Litigation Lisa L. Oberg, Esq., McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP San Francisco, CA Hon. Mark Davidson, 11 th Civil District Court of Texas Harris County, TX Anne Kearse, Esq., Motley Rice LLC Mt. Pleasant, SC 12:45 PM Networking Lunch Sponsored by: The Claro Group, LLC and Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP 1:45 PM The Perils of Successor Liability: Who is Really in the Hot Seat? The logistics, proper role of discovery, state of the art evidence and punitive damage issues related to acquired assets with legacy liabilities Lawrence G. Cetrulo, Esq., Cetrulo LLP Boston, MA Jessica Dean, Esq., Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC Dallas, TX Scott L. Frost, Esq., Waters, Kraus & Paul Los Angeles, CA Tom Radcliffe, Esq., DeHay & Elliston, L.L.P. Baltimore, MD 2:45 PM Key Jurisdictional Updates An update on recent appellate activity, significant developments and key rulings in key jurisdictions MDL California Illinois/Missouri New York Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, Supreme Court, New York County New York, NY
4 Peter B. Langbord, Esq., Foley & Mansfield Los Angeles, CA Robert C. Malaby, Esq., Malaby & Bradley, LLC New York, NY Sara M. Salger Esq., Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. Edwardsville, IL Nicholas Vari, Esq., K&L Gates LLP Pittsburgh, PA Perry Weitz, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. New York, NY 3:45 PM Break Sponsored by: Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP 4:00 PM Leading Medical Experts What s asbestosis and what s not: new pathology and imaging concepts Stem cells, macrophage recruitment and asbestos-induced cancers Arnold R. Brody, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology, Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA Andrew Churg, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC 4:45 PM Recent Developments and Issues in Insurance Coverage for Asbestos Claims Lawrence A. Hobel, Esq., Covington & Burling LLP San Francisco, CA Linda Bondi Morrison, Esq., Tressler LLP Irvine, CA 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Networking Cocktail Reception Sponsored by: Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. Day 2 - Tuesday, March 18, :00 AM Women in Business Breakfast Roundtable Sponsored by: Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP and PohlmanUSA Court Reporting Mary Margaret Gay, Esq., Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP Jackson, MS Hon. Emilie H. Elias, Los Angeles Superior Court Los Angeles, CA Hon. Teri Jackson, Asbestos Department Judge, San Francisco Superior Court San Francisco, CA Lauren Roselle, President, Esteem Claremont, CA Linda Tatka, Claims Director-Asbestos, Fireman s Fund/Allianz Insurance Company San Francisco, CA 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
5 9:00 AM The Emerging Lung Cancer Case: An Analysis of Surging Filing Trends, Asbestos Trust Issues and the Modern Causation Case Lung Cancer, causes and the medical perspective on asbestos The implications and management of the litigation filing surge Robert F. Bettler, Jr., Ph.D., Senior Consultant, DecisionQuest Atlanta, GA Mark Donlevie, Vice President & General Claims Manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance Dover, NH Benjamin Goldstein, Esq., Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC San Francisco, CA John T. Hugo, Esq., Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP Boston, MA John J. Spillane, Esq., Heard Robins Cloud LLP Dallas, TX Robert E. Thackston, Esq., Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP Los Angeles, CA Trey Watkins, Esq., Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP Jackson, MS 10:00 AM Break 10:15 AM Striking the Gavel: A Judicial Roundtable on the Coordination of Asbestos Litigation Moderators: Jennifer A. Cormier, Esq., Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall, LLP San Francisco, CA Trey Jones, Esq., The Lanier Law Firm Los Angeles, CA Hon. Emilie H. Elias, Los Angeles Superior Court Los Angeles, CA Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, Supreme Court, New York County New York, NY Hon. Teri Jackson, Asbestos Department Judge, San Francisco Superior Court San Francisco, CA Hon. Arnold L. New, Court of Common Pleas, Co-Coordinating Judge, Complex Litigation Center Philadelphia, PA 11:00 AM By the Numbers: The Future of Mesothelioma in America An actuarial evaluation of ongoing projections for future trends in Mesothelioma diagnosis in the United States Jorge Gallardo-Garcia, Ph.D., Principal, Bates White Economic Consulting Washington, DC R. Scott Masterson, Esq., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Atlanta, GA Thomas Toce, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP New York, NY 11:45 AM Characterizing Bystander and Take Home Exposures to Airborne Asbestos and Assessing the Respective Human Health Risks Dallas Cowan, PhD, CIH, Senior Health Scientist, Cardno ChemRisk Orange County, CA James C. Parker, Esq., Brydon Hugo & Parker San Francisco, CA 12:30 PM Adjourn Speakers & Agenda are subject to change.
6 Registration & Conference Details Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference March 17-18, 2014 The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA Registration Cost $1195 All in-house counsel and insurance professionals receive complimentary registration at Perrin Conferences live programs.* Special Restrictions Apply. Registration fee includes private website access to course materials and admission to all networking events including breakfasts, cocktail receptions, refreshment breaks, lunch, etc. Group discounts available, please inquire. Register Online at: https://www.perrinconferences.com/html/upcoming_eventscutting_edge_issues_asbestos_lit.shtml Register by Mail through the Mail In Registration Form attached at the end of the brochure. For more information or to register, contact Lynnsey Perrin or Bethany Corio Hotel Information: Call the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (310) and reference Perrin Conferences. The conference room rate is $310 per night for a Deluxe Room and $385 per night for a Premier Studio Suite. Call The Peninsula Beverly Hills reservations department at and reference Perrin Conferences. The room rate is $350 per night for a Deluxe room. The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA Call The Montage Beverly Hills reservations department at or and reference Perrin Conferences. The room rate is $325 per night. The Montage Beverly Hills, 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and CE Adjuster Credits: CLE Accreditation for this conference will be provided as requested by attendees. This program includes hours of CLE credits including 1.0 hour of ethics, depending on your state. Please send requests for state specific accreditation along with your registration. CE Adjuster credit is approvaled for California, Florida, and Texas. Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend, please notify us prior to March 1, 2014, and we will refund your registration fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $200 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.
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